Presentation on theme: "Half term 3 week 16 theme - Numeracy. “Poor numeracy is blighting Britain's economic performance and ruining lives,” according to a new charity launched."— Presentation transcript:
“Poor numeracy is blighting Britain's economic performance and ruining lives,” according to a new charity launched to champion better maths skills. National Numeracy says millions of people struggle to understand a payslip or a train timetable or pay a household bill. Consider the importance of the two skills mentioned here. Why may they have an effect on you? How important do you think numeracy is? What questions does the article below create in your mind? Reflect on your thoughts and the discussion for 1 minute in silence.
What happened when MPs took a maths exam ? The question was. What is the probability of getting two heads when you flip two coins? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19801666http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19801666 gives you more information and the answer. Discuss the article and what it tells you.
Read this article as a shared reading activity with your class. http://www.nationalnumeracy.org.uk/why-is-numeracy-important/index.html What do you think of this article? What are your feelings about the associated issues? What questions does the article create in your mind? Reflect on your thoughts and the discussion for 1 minute in silence.
Here are a few charts that you may have seen in school. Can you relate any of these to an anything you may have seen outside school? Why is it important to be able to read and understand these? Reflect on what has been discussed and how you can improve your understanding for 1 minute in silence.